Sunday, 8 January 2017

Free Lecture An Introduction to Aer Lingus – Guests, Growth and Gateway by CEO Stephen Kavanagh

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A320s 
Free Lecture An Introduction to Aer Lingus – Guests, Growth and Gateway by CEO Stephen Kavanagh

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

Speaker: Mr Stephen Kavanagh Aer Lingus CEO

Time: 8PM

Title: "An Introduction to Aer Lingus – Guests, Growth and Gateway"

Venue: Abbey Room, Wynn’s Hotel Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

Stephen has served 27 years at the airline starting his career as a check-in agent in 1988.

A member of the Aer Lingus Executive team since 2006, he served as CCO before being appointed CEO in 2015.

As CEO he guided the sale of the airline to IAG and has subsequently overseen its expansion and the development of its trans-Atlantic operations with launch of new routes to Hartford LAX, Newark and Miami to launch in September.

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Monday, 2 January 2017

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 2 January

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A320 
 AerCap Celebrates the Delivery of the First Airbus A320NEO Aircraft to China Southern Airlines

AerCap Holdings N.V announced the delivery of the first Airbus A320neo on lease to China Southern Airlines, making the airline the first carrier in China to operate the aircraft type. The delivery took place at a ceremony in the Airbus delivery center in Hamburg. This is the first of twenty-four A320neo aircraft to deliver to China Southern Airlines by AerCap, delivering through 2019.

Aeroflot Group to lease ten Boeing 737-800s from SB Leasing Ireland

Russia's Aeroflot Group is set to lease ten additional CFM International-powered B737-800s from SB Leasing Ireland the minutes of a board meeting have revealed. The aircraft are due to be delivered in 2017 reports CH Aviation.

Arctic Aviation Assets closes financing of 2 x A320neo on lease to Hong Kong Express

Arctic Aviation Assets has successfully closed a term debt facility for two Airbus A320neo aircraft arranged by DVB Bank SE. The narrowbody aircraft are the first of twelve aircraft which will be delivered to Hong Kong Express from Airbus and placed on a long term operating leases. Hogan Lovells acted for Arctic Aviation Assets as lessor’s counsel while Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman represented DVB.

Avmax Purchased Dash 8 from Nordic Aviation Contractor Limited

Avmax announced it has recently purchased one Dash 8-103 msn 537 from Nordic Aviation Contractor (Ireland) Limited. This increases the Avmax Dash 8 portfolio to 50 owned aircraft.

Avolon delivers one B737-800 to Aerolineas Argentinas

Avolon announced the delivery of one Boeing B737-800 aircraft to Aerolineas Argentinas. This is the third Avolon aircraft on lease to Aerolineas Argentinas.

Avolon delivers one Boeing 737-800 to Malindo

Avolon announced the delivery of one Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Malindo. This is the fourth Avolon aircraft on lease to Malindo.

Avolon recognised with 3 accolades at Industry Awards

Avolon was honoured with 2 industry awards at the recent Aviation Industry Awards in Dublin. Avolon received the 2016 Aviation leasing Achievement award and  overall company of the year. Avolon’s CEO, Domhnal Slattery, also received an award for his outstanding contribution to the Aviation Industry.

FPG Amentum sells two Volaris A320s

FPG Amentum Ltd announced the sale of two Airbus A320-233s (MSNs 3524 and 3543). The aircraft were sold on behalf of one of FPG Amentum’s investor customers to an entity managed by Aircastle Advisor LLC. The aircraft are on lease to Concesionaria Vuela Compañía de Aviación, SAPI de C.V. (‘Volaris’).

Goshawk deliver first of two A320neo aircraft to GoAir

Goshawk announced the acquisition of one Airbus 320neo aircraft on long- term lease to GoAir. The delivery is the first of a two-aircraft transaction from GoAir’s direct order with Airbus, with the second neo scheduled to deliver early in 2017. The aircraft is Goshawk’s sixth A320neo, which is in line with the lessor’s strategy of building a fleet of liquid, new technology aircraft
Intrepid Announces Delivery of New Boeing 777-300ER on Lease to Philippine Airlines
Intrepid Aviation announced the acquisition of a new B777-300ER aircraft from Boeing in Seattle and its delivery on long-term lease to Manila-based Philippine Airlines.

Intrepid Finances Second Boeing 777-300ER Delivery

Intrepid Aviation announced the financing of its second B777-300ER from its current orderbook. The aircraft delivered on December 12th and is on long-term lease to Philippine Airlines. The transaction was arranged by Natixis and financed by Natixis, Philippine National Bank, BOT Lease, NEC Capital and Far Eastern International Bank as Lenders.

Nord/LB and FPG Amentum enter into Cooperation 

FPG Amentum Ltd and Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale announced that they are entering into commercial cooperation with FPG Amentum providing asset management to NORD/LB and the two parties developing joint industry research. To strengthen the cooperation NORD/LB is acquiring a minority stake in FPG Amentum.

Norwegian lessor Arctic Aviation Assets takes first Airbus A320neo

Norwegian Air Shuttle’s Dublin based lessor subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets (AAA) has taken delivery of its first Airbus aircraft, the first of 70 A320neos the Norwegian has on order. The aircraft is the first of 12 A320neo's that will be leased to Hong Kong carrier HK Express.

Norwegian’s subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets has completed sale and leaseback of three Boeing 737-800 and established a credit facility

Norwegian’s subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets has completed sale and leaseback of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft delivered in the fourth quarter 2016. This covers all the remaining deliveries by Boeing in 2016. The three aircraft will be leased for a period of 10 years and will be operated by Norwegian. Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has also established a credit facility of up to NOK 1 billion with DNB. The credit facility strengthen Norwegian’s liquidity buffer, and is part of the Groups financing strategy to ensure solid and flexible funding.

Santos Dumont: Delivery of the first A320neo to Hong Kong Express

Santos Dumont announced  the delivery of the first A320neo aircraft from Arctic Aviation Assets (AAA) to Hong Kong Express. This is the first of a large number of aircraft delivery stream Santos Dumont are managing for AAA and the first of 12 A320neos that will be leased by AAA to Hong Kong Express.

SMBC Aviation Capital signs five Airbus A320neo aircraft deal with SAS

SMBC Aviation Capital announced that it has concluded a deal with Scandinavian Airline, SAS, for five Airbus A320neo aircraft on Sale and Leaseback. This is the most significant deal that SMBC Aviation Capital has completed with the airline and is the company’s first Airbus A320neo to be placed in Europe.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 2 January

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-EFR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 7541 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Bournemouth 15/12/16 for painting into Jelu Air colours prior return to SMBC Aviation Capital.

EI-EFV Boeing 737-8AS c/n 35017 Ukraine International Ferried East Midlands-Dublin 14/12/16 prior delivery.

EI-FJZ Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42082 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 20/12/16.

EI-FSG Airbus A330-243 c/n 326 Air Leisure parked at Ras Al Khaimah awaiting delivery ex A6-EKX.

EI-FSH Airbus A330-243 c/n 328 Air Leisure parked at Ras Al Khaimah awaiting delivery ex A6-EKY.

EI-FSI Airbus A330-243 c/n 392 Air Leisure parked at Ras Al Khaimah awaiting delivery ex A6-EKZ.

EI-IGU Boeing 737-73V c/n 32422 Air Italy Ferried Naples-St Athan 18/12/16 in Meridiana colours prior return to lessor.

EI-LSN Gulfstream G650 c/n 6092 Gainjet Ireland  Registered at Shannon 13/12/16 ex SX-GSB.

EI-UNU Boeing 777-312 c/n 28998 Vim Airlines Delivered Singapore-Kurumoch 15/12/16 for paint.

F-WTDS ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1342 Nordic Aviation Capital Ferried Toulouse-Blagnac-Toulouse-Francazal 15/12/16 for interim storage.

HA-KAD Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n 24917 ASL Airlines Hungary Delivered Shannon-Liège 12/12/16 ex N284AL.

N535NK Airbus A319-131 c/n 4403 Spirit Airlines Delivered Goodyear-Grissom 20/12/16 ex EI-FVC leased from CIT Leasing Corporation.

N536NK Airbus A319-131 c/n 4422 Spirit Airlines Registered 15/12/16  at Goodyear prior delivery from CIT Leasing Corporation ex EI-FVD.

N901AS Boeing 737-33A c/n 27469 AerSale Ferried Karachi-Bahrain-Heraklion-Brussels 13-14/12/16 ex AP-BLF.

PK-CRC Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 35283 Sriwijaya Air Delivered Budapest-Ras Al Khaimah 18/12/16 ex EI-FHB.

SX-GSB  Gulfstream G650 c/n 6092 Gainjet  Delivered Athens-Shannon 11/12/16 for Gainjet Ireland.

VP-BAS Boeing 757-28A c/n 28161 Azur Air Ferried Antalya-Shannon-Bangor-Jacksonville 11-12/12/16 on return to lessor AerCap ex EI-ETS.

VP-BUS Boeing 737-8MC c/n 44435 Rossiya Airlines Delivered Kaunas-Moscow Vnukovo 12/12/16 ex EI-RUS.

ZS-XCH ATR72-201(F) c/n 108 Solenta Aviation Delivered Las Palmas-Port Bouet 17/12/16 in DHL colours ex EI-SLR.

2-RAJB Airbus A320-233 c/n 733 BBAM Aircraft Leasing Ferried St Athan-Keflavik-Bangor 16/12/16 ex UR-AJB.

2-TBXN Boeing 737-71B c/n 29370 AerCap Ferried Guangzhou-Tokyo Narita-Anchorage International-Paine Field 16-17/12/16 for Southwest Airlines ex B-5235.

5Y-KQT Boeing 777-2U8 c/n 33682 Kenya Airways Ferried Nairobi-Shannon 22/12/12 on return to lessor.

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Monday, 12 December 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 December

                                                 
EI-DCL Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair 
Irish Aircraft leasing firm up for sale, could be worth $7bn

Dublin-based AWAS has been put up for sale by its private equity owner in an auction that could value the aircraft lessor at $7 billion, including debt, and draw bids from Chinese lessors and other Asian investors, sources said. AWAS offers a portfolio of about 200 aircraft and a leasing platform through which it caters to about 90 customers such as Singapore Airlines and Qantas Airways.

Milestone Aviation Names Daniel Rosenthal President and CEO

Milestone Aviation Group Limited announced that President Daniel Rosenthal has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2017. Richard Santulli, GE Officer and Milestone Chairman, will leave GE but continue to serve Milestone in an advisory capacity. Rosenthal, 41, has spent most of his career in leadership positions at some of the most innovative organizations in the aviation industry. In 2009, he co-founded Milestone, the first global helicopter leasing company. He previously spent four years at NetJets, where he held various leadership roles.

Terra Firma seeks to sell aircraft leasing company AWAS worth $7 bn

European private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd has aircraft leasing company Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS) put on sale through an auction that may attract bids worth $7 billion, Reuters reported, citing unnamed sources. Terra Firma is working with Goldman Sachs to conduct the auction and potential bidders have already been contacted, the report said.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 December

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-EFR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37541 Ryanair Ferried London Stansted-Glasgow Prestwick 25/11/16 for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jeju Air.

EI-FMV Airbus A319-111 c/n 2332 Volotea Airlines Ferried Shannon-Ljubljana 03/12/16 ex 9H-AEL.

F-WTDW Airbus A321-211 c/n 827 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Montpelier 02/12/16 still Air Mediterranee colours.

HA-KAD Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n  24917 ASL Airlines Hungary registered at Shannon 02/12/16 ex N284AL.

VQ-BJC Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27992 Rossiya Ferried Orenburg-Shannon 03/12/16 in Orenair colours returned to Castlelake for Alba Star.

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 December

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 
Apollo Aviation Grows Fleet By 25%

Apollo Aviation Group announced that since the second quarter of 2016 it has contracted to purchase 27 commercial aircraft and five aircraft engines for a total gross purchase price of $750 million. All flight equipment is being purchased with leases attached to airlines in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.  The 27 aircraft are comprised of 21 narrowbody and six widebody from the Airbus A319, A320, A321 and A330, and the Boeing 737-800 and B737-900ER families. The vast majority of aircraft (96%) are in-production.

Jet-leasing giant SMBC has eye on acquisitions

Dublin-based aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital will continue to size up potential acquisitions but Ceo Peter Barrett said the company "Won't pursue growth for growth's sake" in an interview with the Irish Indepedent adding that the sector remained strong globally, despite challenges such as Brexit that might impact locally.

SMBC Aviation says airlines in Turkey and Brazil now on level flight path

Aviation markets in Turkey and Brazil, flashpoints for political or economic uncertainty in the past year, are stabilising, a top aircraft leasing company says. Reporting a 30% increase in first-half pre-tax profit to US$142.9m. The CEO of the Dublin-based SMBC Aviation Capital played down recent concerns about a broader downturn in aviation markets, which some see as oversupplied.

Vnesheconombank To Fund Superjet 100 Deliveries For Cityjet

CityJet will take delivery of five more Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) aircraft in 2017. The delivery schedule was made public after a three-party memorandum was signed by the aircraft’s OEM Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC), Russia’s VEB bank and Superjet International. The memorandum outlines the terms and conditions under which VEB will finance delivery of the five aircraft to CityJet.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 December

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-FHB Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 35283 Sriwijaya Air Ferried Bournemouth-Budapest 28/11/16 after paint prior delivery to become PK-CRC.

EI-FMV Airbus A319-111 c/n 2332 Volotea Airlines painted at Shannon 26/11/16 prior delivery ex 9H-AEL.

EI-FTI Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44759 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 01/12/16.

EI-FTJ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44760 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 29/11/16.

EI-IGT Boeing 737-73V c/n 32421 Air Italy Ferried Olbia-St Athan 29/11/16 in Meridiana colours.

EI-LSY Gulfstream G550 c/n 5350 Gainjet Ireland Registered at Shannon 01/12/16 ex SX-GJJ.

M-ABKM ATR72-212A(500) c/n 699 Elix Aviation Capital Ferried Bengaluru-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport 23-25/11/16.

M-ABKN ATR72-212A(500) c/n 762 Elix Aviation Capital Ferried Bengaluru-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport 30/11-01/12/16.

N284AL Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n 24917 ASL Airlines Hungary Delivered Miami-Bangor-Shannon 25-26/11/16.

OY-SRU Boeing 767-36N(F) c/n 30107 Star Air Delivered Shannon-Cologne 24/11/16 ex EI-RUW.

UR-PSU Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37542 Ukraine International Delivered Dublin-Kiev 25/11/16 ex EI-EFS.

VP-BLT Boeing 757-28A c/n 28174 Azur Air Ferried Antalya-Shannon-Bangor-Cecil Airport  29-30/11/16 after interim storage on return to AerCap.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
AerCap Announces Closing of New $0.6 Billion Credit Facility

AerCap Holdings N.V. announced that it has completed the closing of a new $0.6 billion secured credit facility. The facility will primarily be used to acquire new narrowbody and widebody aircraft as they deliver from Boeing and Airbus through 2017. The facility was signed to finance a portfolio of eight aircraft and matures in 2024.

Aergo Capital expands its fleet with four Bombardier planes

Aergo Capital has acquired four next-generation Bombardier craft that are on lease to Ethiopian Airlines. Aergo said that it has bought a British Virgin Islands company that owns four Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. Ethiopian Airlines is leasing all four for the long term. An existing financing deal with Export Development Canada will stay in place.

Avolon delivers Boeing B737-800 to Aerolineas Argentinas

Avolon announced the delivery of one Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Aerolineas Argentinas. This is the second Avolon aircraft on lease to Aerolineas Argentinas.

Avolon's Slattery wins major aviation award

Avolon chief executive Domhnal Slattery is to be awarded the 'Outstanding Contribution to the Aviation Industry' award at this year's Aviation Industry Awards.

FPG and FPG Amentum acquire one Wizz Air A321-200 for a JOL transaction

Financial Products Group Co., Ltd  and FPG Amentum Ltd. (‘FPG Amentum’), the Dublin-based aircraft leasing / management company announce the acquisition of one Airbus 321-200. The aircraft was acquired from another lessor and is on lease to Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

Industry Leaders Launch AVi8 Air Capital Commercial Aircraft Leasing Company

Two aviation industry leaders announced the launching of a new commercial aircraft leasing company to be headquartered in Dublin with a commercial office in Miami: AVi8 Air Capital. Both co-founders, Ray Sisson will serve as the company’s Executive Chairman, and Ed Wegel will assume CEO duties at AVi8. The company will focus on building its fleet with the newest, most desirable narrowbody commercial aircraft, is in process with several leading global investment banks and is currently analyzing potential deals.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers A321-200 to Volaris

SMBC Aviation Capital announced that it has delivered an Airbus A321-200 aircraft bearing manufacturer’s serial number 7416 to Volaris. This is SMBC Aviation Capital’s 13th aircraft on lease to the airline and this specific aircraft is the 2nd aircraft of a two (2) aircraft deal.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers another Boeing 737-800 to Ukraine International Airlines

SMBC Aviation Capital delivered a Boeing 737-800 on lease to Ukraine International Airlines. This is the third aircraft of a three aircraft transaction.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 November

                                                 
Cityjet SSJ95 
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-EWT Boeing 757-28A c/n 29381 I-Fly Ferried Tolmachevo-Shannon 18/11/16 on return to lessor.

EI-FBK Boeing 717-2BL c/n 55182 Volotea Ferried Stockholm Arlanda-Keflavik 22/11/16 for Hawaiian Airlines to become N494HA leased from BCC.

EI-FBU Airbus A330-322 c/n 120 I-Fly Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel Airport 22/11/16 for storage.

EI-FHB Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 35283 Norwegian Air International Ferried Budapest-Bournemouth 17/11/16 for painting leased from AerCap.

EI-FTH Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44758 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 18/11/16.

EI-RUC Boeing 737-86R c/n 30494 Alafco Irish Aircraft Leasing Ferried Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen-Shannon-St Athan 23/11/16 for part-out & scrap.

EI-RUD Boeing 737-86R c/n 30495 Alafco Irish Aircraft Leasing Ferried Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen-Shannon-St Athan 23/11/16 for part-out & scrap.

EI-RUW Boeing 767-36N(F) c/n 30107 Celestial Aviation Ferried Tel Aviv-Shannon 20/11/16 after freighter conversion for Star Air as OY-SRU.

M-ABKP Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 30704 Inishdawson Leasing Ferried Beijing-Seletar 17/11/16 ex B-5172.

2-ITLG Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27983 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Tel Aviv 23/11/16 in Tailwind colours.

2-ITLH Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27984 AerCap Ferried Dusseldorf-Shannon 17/11/16 in Tailwind colours ex TC-TLH.

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 November

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
Avolon delivers one Boeing 787-9 to Hainan Airlines

Avolon announced on 11 November the delivery of one Boeing B787-9 aircraft to Hainan Airlines. This is the sixth Avolon aircraft on lease to Hainan Airlines.

FLY Leasing Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results

FLY Leasing Ltd reported third-quarter earnings of $22.9 million on revenues of $80.7 million acquirubg seven aircraft at a cost of $467 million and sold three older aircraft for a gain of $4.1 million. FLY Leasing's CEO Colm Barrington said "In the quarter we sold three aircraft with an average age of 15 years, generating a gain of $4.1 million, a 19% premium to net book value,  meanwhile, we invested $467 million in seven aircraft with an average age of about two-and-one-half years. The impact of these and earlier transactions on our portfolio metrics was significant, reducing our fleet age to 6.2 years and increasing our average lease term to 6.7 years.  FLY continues to have ample resources to fund its growth strategy with more than $1 billion of unrestricted cash, available debt capacity and unencumbered assets providing more than $2 billion of purchasing power."

Goshawk successfully issues an unsecured USD95 million Schuldschein

Goshawk Aviation Limited has completed its debut unsecured USD95 million Schuldschein issuance. Goshawk is the first aircraft leasing company and the first Irish company to access the Schuldschein market, underlining Goshawk’s growing reputation as an innovator in the aircraft leasing space. The offer was launched at $75 million, the issue was significantly oversubscribed and was increased to $95 million to meet investor demand. The issuance consists of 3- and 5-year tranches and proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. The issue was arranged by Commerzbank, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and NORD/LB.

Milestone Aviation Group Leases Sikorsky S-92 to Omni Táxi Aéreo to Support Petrobras' Brazilian Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

Milestone Aviation Group Limited announced on 16 November that it has leased a Sikorsky S-92 to Omni Táxi Aéreo S.A. to support Petrobras' offshore operations in Brazil. Milestone has provided the S-92 to Omni on a flexible one-year lease to support their operations. Omni has a short-term requirement for incremental heavy aircraft to serve its customers while uncertainty remains around their Airbus H225s' return to service timeline. This is the 12th aircraft that Milestone has leased to Omni.

SMBC Aviation Capital signs four aircraft deal with Jeju Air

SMBC Aviation Capital announced on 15 November that it has concluded a deal with Jeju Air for four Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This is the third portfolio deal that SMBC Aviation Capital has completed with Jeju Air over the past year and brings to eleven, the number of aircraft on lease to the airline. The first aircraft (MSN 35018) will deliver at the beginning of December with the additional three aircraft (MSN 37541, MSN 37540 and MSN 37543) expected to deliver before the end of March 2017.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A320
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-EFP Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37540 Ryanair for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jelu Air by 2017Q3.

EI-EFR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37541 Ryanair for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jelu Air by 2017Q3.

EI-EFT Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37543 Ryanair for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jelu Air by 2017Q3.

EI-FVC Airbus A319-131 c/n 4403 CIT Aerospace Ferried Tucson-Bangor-Keflavik-Shannon-Ostrava 11-12/11/16 ex XA-VOP.

EI-FVD Airbus A319-131 c/n 4422 CIT Aerospace Ferried Tucson-Bangor-Keflavik-Shannon-Ostrava 11-12/11/16 ex XA-VOQ.

EI-SOO ATR72-212A(500) c/n 577 ASL Airlines Ireland Registered 04/11/16 ex HB-ACE.

M-ABKL ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1028 Elix Aviation Capital Ferried Toulouse-Francazal-Toulouse-Guernsey 17/11/16 ex PR-PDB.

N284AL Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 24917 ASL Aviation Group Ferried Miami-Dothan 10/11/16 for freighter conversion ex ZS-SRD.

UR-PSU Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37542 Ukraine International registered at Dublin 16/11/16 ex EI-EFS.

2-ATTF Airbus A319-112 c/n 734 AerCap Ferried Amman-Dublin 16/11/16 ex YA-TTF.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 15 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus fleet Dublin 
AerCap CEO doesn't expect US election to hit aviation industry

AerCap does not believe the result of the US presidential election will disrupt growth for the aviation industry. This is because of the resilience of travel demand to other shocks in recent years, its CEO said today.  "What we do know is that over last two and a half years, we've faced an awful lot of global shocks - Ebola, Zika, the downturn in Brazil, the attempted coup in Turkey, Brexit," said CEO Aengus Kelly.

SMBC Aviation Capital signs Airbus A320-200 lease deal with Ural Airlines 

SMBC Aviation Capital announced that it has signed a lease with Ural Airlines for an Airbus A320-200 aircraft with Manufacturer’s Serial Number 2947. The aircraft will be delivered to Ural Airlines at the end of this month and will bring the number of aircraft placed on-lease by SMBC Aviation Capital with Ural to seven.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers Airbus A321-200 to Volaris

SMBC Aviation Capital is pleased to announce that it has delivered an Airbus A321-200 aircraft bearing manufacturer’s serial number 7368 to Volaris. This is SMBC Aviation Capital’s 12th aircraft on lease to the airline and this specific aircraft is the 1st aircraft of a two (2) aircraft deal. The transaction was completed at the Airbus facility in Hamburg on 31st October 2016.

Stellwagen Announces Its Acquisition By Acasta Enterprises Inc. For US$270 Million

Stellwagen Group and Acasta Enterprises Inc., a Toronto, Canada based public company announced that the Parties have entered into definitive agreements by which Acasta would acquire Stellwagen for approximately US$270 million plus future consideration contingent on the operating performance of Stellwagen over the next three to five years, and will commit to investing US$100 million into Stellwagen Capital’s Senior Loan Company or another strategic investment. These agreements are subject to certain conditions, including regulatory approval and approval by Acasta’s shareholders.

Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 November All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15 November

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
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D-ASXE Boeing 737-8CX c/n 32365 Sun Express Germany Ferried Nuremberg-Antalya 07/11/16 on return to lessor Macquarie AirFinance.

D-ASXG Boeing 737-8CX c/n 32366 Sun Express Germany Ferried Antalya-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen 07/11/16 on return to lessor Macquarie AirFinance.

D-ASXI Boeing 737-8CX c/n 32367 Sun Express Germany Ferried Nuremberg-Izmir 07/11/16 on return to lessor Macquarie AirFinance.

D-AXGF Airbus A330-202 c/n 616 Eurowings Delivered Hamburg-Cologne 03/11/16 ex A7-AFM leased from GECAS.

EC-HKO Airbus A319-111 c/n 1362 Iberia Airlines Ferried Shannon-Madrid 08/11/16 after paint prior to delivery to Ernest SpA to become EI-FVG.

EI-EFW Boeing 737-8AS c/n 35018 Jeju Air Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Bournemouth 04/11/16 for paint prior delivery in December leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

N7879A Boeing 737-7K9 c/n 34321 Southwest Airlines Delivered Paine Field-Phoenix 03/11/16 ex EI-RUM leased from Amentum Aircraft Leasing.

SX-DIO Airbus A320-232 c/n 527 Astra Airlines Ferried Thessaloniki-Keflavik-Bangor-Goodyear 03/4-11/16 on return to lessor AerCap.

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